A Dutch Shepherd named Meadow will be working in a New Jersey high school to detect guns and ammunition and intervene to stop their use.
The K-9’s name, Meadow, is in honor of Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 victims killed in the February 14, 2018, attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Press of Atlantic City reports that the K-9 graduated from “Atlantic County’s John ‘Sonny’ Burke Police K-9 Academy.” The K-9 “is the first school dog through the academy.”
Meadow Pollack’s father, Andrew, commented, “This dog is going to save lives. The beauty of it is, you’ll never know how many lives this dog will save because it’s such a deterrent. Most of the people who do these school shootings are cowards and don’t want to go anywhere they’ll be bit.”
Video of K-9 Meadow’s two-fold role–detection and apprehension–was released late last year:
Speaking on Fox News, Andrew Pollack described the K-9 Meadow’s training, saying, “It is trained never to bite when on the leash.” But if the dog’s handler removes the leash, “Meadow goes right to the gunfire; it smells it out, hears it, and knows right where to go.”
Pollack was to expand K-9 usage to schools throughout the country.
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